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We are delighted to offer children autism assessments and adult ADHD assessments

We are delighted to announce that at Provide Wellbeing we are now able to offer children autism assessments and adult ADHD assessments via Right to Choose and that the current average wait time for assessment is within 5 to 6 months of us receiving a referral from your GP.  

As we know, demand for this service will likely be high, so we will regularly update the average wait times on this page so you know how quickly you can access the service. Please review our self-pay offer should you wish to access assessments more quickly.

Across the UK, NHS waiting times have continued to increase for patients seeking assessments and treatment. We are pleased to offer autism and ADHD assessments via Right to Choose, making it easier for individuals and/or families who would like more timely assessments of autism and ADHD.

What is Right to Choose?

Under Right to Choose (RTC), you can choose which organisation (qualified provider) provides autism and adult ADHD assessments. As Provide Wellbeing holds NHS contracts to offer autism assessments with a number of Integrated Care Boards (ICB's) in England, we meet the criteria for being a Qualified Provider under the NHS Right to Choose. 

Providing your GP believes a referral is appropriate and will make a referral to us, we can provide the assessments at no cost to you, as the NHS will pay for it. Find out more about RTC via the NHS website.

'We are delighted to offer Right to Choose children autism and adult ADHD assessments. Recently, we have seen people travelling from as far away as Cornwall for face-to-face assessments.  Feedback shows they thoroughly enjoyed the stress-free experience at Provide Wellbeing, which we are delighted to hear because this is one of the things that we pride ourselves on delivering.'

Paul Cooke, Managing Director

Who is eligible for Right to Choose?

At Provide Wellbeing, we offer RTC children autism assessments and adult ADHD assessments.

Regardless of where you live, anyone who already receives mental health care for this condition will not be eligible for our RTC assessment services.

If you would like to find out whether you or your child will be eligible for an assessment under Right to Choose, please get in touch with a member of the team.

How can I exercise my Right to Choose?

In order to access our RTC service, you will need to complete the following steps. Our Patient Care Advisors are here to guide you through the process and are the first point of contact when you make your initial enquiry.

Step 1: Registration and issuing of screening questionnaires

Call one of our Patient Care Advisors to discuss eligibility for a referral to the service. If eligible, we will register you and send you some questionnaires that need to be completed by you. The questionnaires are designed to obtain more information about the person's social communication and ask questions about friendships, emotions, daily routines and special interests.   

Please note, while we encourage you to provide supporting reports or triage documents received from previous organisations, we do require completion of our own questionnaires in order to ensure we have the most recent and relevant information. This will ensure we can provide the most appropriate care for you. Once completed, you will need to email the completed questionnaires to

Step 2: Triage

Once received, our experienced clinicians will review the completed questionnaires to determine if you are eligible for a referral for an autism or ADHD assessment. Our Patient Care Advisors will then communicate the outcome of the triage with you. If you or your child are suitable for a referral for an autism or ADHD assessment, that will need to be made by your GP.

Step 3: GP referral

Once you have been deemed eligible for a referral for an autism or ADHD assessment, you should make an appointment with/speak to your GP to ask them to make a referral for an autism or ADHD assessment under Right to Choose. We have a standard letter you can take to your GP explaining how you are seeking a referral under Right to Choose.

Your GP must make a referral using the standard referral template letter, which our Patient Care Advisors will provide you. You can email this to your GP Practice or provide them with a paper copy.

Step 4: You are added to our waiting list

Once we have received the referral from your GP, one of our Patient Care Advisors will notify you via email that you are on the waiting list and advise on the typical wait time.

Step 5: Booking an appointment 

When you are at the top of the waiting list, one of our Patient Care Advisors will contact you to arrange the date and time of their assessment.

Step 6: Child autism and adult ADHD assessments

Our Patient Care Advisors support you before the assessment to ensure it's as stress-free as possible for you. We will advise you on the outcome of the assessment that same day. 

Step 7: Issuing of the report

We will issue a report on the outcome of the assessment within six weeks of the assessment date.

Why Choose Provide Wellbeing?

  • First and foremost, we really care about you receiving the best possible care and being able to provide them with an assessment so you can start receiving and accessing the support you and they need
  • We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of both customer service and clinical care
  • We are registered with the Care Quality Commission and have been rated as Outstanding (read our latest report).
  • We are an established provider of NHS Autism Assessments
  • Our wait times are typically much shorter than standard NHS wait times

'We were treated with respect and care throughout and they really looked after my daughter, putting her at ease as much as they could. They addressed all of our questions and concerns and explained everything before, during and after. I would highly recommend this team.'

Autism Patient Chelmsford

'We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the whole team, from admin to clinicians. You made myself and my children feel listened to and valued. This will make a huge difference in helping our children understand who they are, to be successful, and achieve their full potential in life'

Autism Patient, Wisbech

We are very keen to ensure we manage your expectations. As such, we will publish wait times for RTC services on our website regularly. Please contact our team for more information about the service offering and the pathways available.

Our Expertise: Mind Professionals 

Mind Professionals and Provide Wellbeing are now a provider partnership, under the umbrella of Provide Community Interest Company.  This enables us to enhance our care pathways and expand our excellent provision for neurodevelopmental services. 

All Right to Choose referrals for child autism and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments will now be taken by Provide Wellbeing, who will oversee the administration and organisation of the pathway.  Our NICE compliant assessments may be carried out by clinical teams from either Provide Wellbeing or Mind Professionals.

To refer please contact the Provide Wellbeing team: 03003039966 or

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Hannah Westwood-Loftus
Hannah Westwood-Loftus  Lead Occupational Therapist
Hannah has been working as Occupational Therapist since 2006, supporting children and adults within health and social care. She has a specialist interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She helps to spearhead service development at Provide Wellbeing.
Amy Bignell, Lead Speech and Language Therapist
Amy Bignell  Lead Speech and Language Therapist
Amy has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist since graduating in 2007. She has specialised in the diagnosis of ASD and has worked as part of a diagnostic team since 2010. She is particularly passionate about working with girls and women as recognises that the diagnosis journey is often a lot more challenging for them. Amy helps to spearhead service development at Provide Wellbeing.
Dr Amin Band, Lead Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician
Dr Amin Band  Lead Neurodevelopmental Consultant
Dr Band is a Lead Neurodevelopmental Consultant, devising integrated pathways for Autism and ADHD in Mid Essex.
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